How often should you have your System Checked?
According to the guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), even if your radon levels are tested below the 4 pCi/L acceptable level, you should retest your home regularly in the future, every two years, if possible. Your living patterns may change and you may begin occupying some part of the house that you did not previously test for radon exposure. It is very common for families to begin using a basement or attic space long after the other rooms of the home have been tested for radon. If you are thinking of selling your home, make sure that the test was recently performed done correctly. It is recommended that you retest for radon levels before putting your house up for sale. It is important to understand that there are short-term radon tests which will measure the radon level in your home for two to three days and long-term tests which will determine an average yearly radon level for your home. The long term test must be in place in your home for 90 days or more. If your levels are above the acceptable measurement on your first test, you should definitely plan on retesting in the future in case any new sources of radon exposure develop over time in your home. Contact a qualified, experienced radon mitigation contractor to help you with this very important testing procedure. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends having your home tested every two years even after it has been mitigated. A knowledgeable radon technician can advise you regarding how often your home needs to be tested and which test method is best for your particular living space or workplace.